10 May 2021
08 May 2021
Hi Everyone, this card was made because I saw a sketch that I liked and chose this lovely image from my files to make it. It's been in there for a long time and I don't think I have used it. I was going to add a few things, but after colouring the image 4 times, I gave up and was just glad to get it done, but decided maybe it just wasn't good enough. A day or two after, I thought, she's OK and I can still enter the challenge, it's the taking part isn't it? then I took photos and forgot to add the little extras I was going to. In the end I decided to go as it is!
Here she is, such a lovely image. I did a print and cut on the Cameo, then coloured her with DI's. Before I give it to someone I may add a die cut or 2? We'll see.
05 May 2021
Hi Everyone, my card today is for
I really didn't know what to do, so I looked through my stamps and my cut files and decided to put the ones I found together, so my take on the challenge today is Water!
I cut the background out on the digital cutting machine and added DO's and DI's to the background, pulled out a stencil, that I seem to reaching for all the time, and stenciled the sea and clouds. Stamped the birds and boat, coloured them with DI's added white pen to the waves, then 3d'd the sentiment. Off to find some card to add to the background and found a dark navy that I liked, voila all done! btw, the light blue surround is from my lightbox background.
01 May 2021
Hi Everyone here I am with my second DT card for today, it's for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.
I have 2 DT cards today this is the first.
27 April 2021
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Now my post for today -
Haven't we been so lucky with the beautiful sunshine in the UK, to make us feel happier. I can live with sunshine everyday, how about you. I don't mind the rain at night though.
It's one of the same stamp I did the other day I stamped and coloured, but didn't know what else I wanted to do with it, after a long while with no mojo and couldn't be bothered, I came up with this. I still have 2 others waiting in the wings with the same stamp. I cut an oval frame and before adding I used the inside of the frame as a mask to ink outwards from the image, I kept the mask in place and used a border die to "sort of" match the music bars, I stamped the birthday wishes the frame was added and also a bow and a button die. I layered onto the same card I cut the frame from and added it to a ready made card base.
25 April 2021
Hi Everyone, I hope you've been enjoying the glorious weather we have been having in the UK. I actually had a couple of hours freedom from things and read in quiet contemplation in the garden, with only the birds to disturb my peace, pure bliss! I can tell you I have needed it.
Anyhow, another birthday card today I made for hubby from my son, he wanted funny as always, so here it is. You may think that the DAD is not level, it's not supposed to be, my son always says Dad raising the last letter for some reason, so it's done for that.
I saw a card that I cased, more with the words than the card though, but it didn't have any name on it, so I'm sorry I can't give credit to the owner.
I did a print and cut of the stamp, then coloured it, not with great success, but I know hubby won't notice Bless him. Papers were layered onto black paper and I also made a background like a room. I used a stencil for the Dad. The image has 3 layers, when all glued together I added them to the card front, with the sentiments and the border paper.
23 April 2021
Hi Everyone, a card at last!. I made it for hubby's birthday this week, something different, I saw this beautiful card here and it lit an idea in my mind and this is the result.
I did a print and cut on the Silhouette, making the frame and the heart, then layering the 3 layers I cut of each. I added clear sparkle pen to the tomatoes and the heart. We need a bit of happy atm, so made what I think is a happy card. He smiled so it must be!
papers, Love quote and tomatoes - Digital Scrapbook/Pixelscrapper
21 April 2021
Hi Everyone, I have been looking with Shirley Young to find an alternative to Feedburner. Shirley found one first that she and I will be using from https://follow.it/ni I shall be changing in the next day or so. I wanted to warn you first, as I have over 1300 subscribers and looking at them most are scam subscribers. (I presume) as they have the same few letters or words at the beginning of their emails. I am only going to add the people whose emails I know, or look genuine, this could mean I am missing you out on the email follower list. Apologies.
I would really like if you would continue to follow my blog by email. When I have changed over you will see a GREEN "Follow". As in Shirley's blog HERE.
It may be an alternative for you too?
I have made a couple of cards, but thought I would add this, before them, then change to the new feed email follower.
I hope this made sense?
19 April 2021
Hi Everyone, I have a lot of things going on at the moment, so if I seem a little short in my comments please forgive me, I am trying to keep up with everything, but things will inevitably be delayed sometimes.
With all that's going on here and Prince Philip's funeral, I have been a bit down in the dumps, especially on Saturday and seeing Her Majesty the Queen seemingly so alone, so many people this year being in the same predicament made it so poignant.
Well as the Prince said "get on with it".
My card is a celebration , which was lovely to make and going back to their wedding day and thinking, where the heck have all those years gone. Anyhow this is for my Godson and his wife. I hope they like it.
I started off with cutting out a leaf background with a die and some card and using it as a stencil, using a light grey ink, I didn't want any colour as it's a Pearl Anniversary. I went around the edges of the card, then stamped the sentiment.
Off to my electronic die cutting machine to cut the heart, I cut 4 layers to have it stand proud from the card. I used one layer for the placement of the leaves and coloured the same ink through it, I took the shape off and painted slightly outside the line, so there were no white edges to the leaf inserts. The heart with all layers was added and I placed the pearls, which I have had for years.
15 April 2021
Hi Everyone here I am with my DT card for today, it's for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.
13 April 2021
Hi Everyone, I'm sorry I have been AWOL, but with happenings here and with no inclination to make anything, I'm afraid my poor blog has been neglected this last few days. Except, of course, my respect to Prince Philip.
After seeing something that said, no mojo? get something out and sit there until you have made something with it. Well I did, however the 'puter was taking priority instead, YouTube etc. but nothing happened, then I saw a card with blue in it and I thought it's a colour I don't often go to as the main choice, so here is the result.
My recently bought stamp in use again, I do love this.
A simple card, with the image stamped, an oval placed over it and some distress ink shaded out from the oval. I then was stuck, so looked through my stamps and came across the sentiment stamp and a little butterfly. In the mood I was in, I decided to make a Thinking of You card, as that's all I was doing was thinking! I used the background layer which is a pearlised paper to stamp it on, a few gems card done. btw, the blue sentiment paper is cut straight, but for some reason it doesn't look it? Me and my photography???
I also coloured 3 more of the stamp, but haven't done anything else with them, I'll blog them as soon as I have done something.
10 April 2021
07 April 2021
05 April 2021
Hi Everyone, I hope you've had a lovely Easter weekend, no matter what you did.
When I did my Rose stamp last week I forgot to add I had ordered 2 stamps, ah! so easily forgotten hahaha, this is the second. This time it has music with the rose. I decided to use a music background paper and stamp over it to see what it was like and I liked it, so all I did then was colour the image and add a die cut frame around it.
Spring has definitely sprung in the garden, so many buds and flowers coming out, this is the Camelia looking good this year.
03 April 2021
I hope your Easter weekend is not too cold after the lovely warmth we had earlier in the week. My card today is an Easter card. It's from a free file I have had since 2018 and each Easter I think I'll make that and never have, however, I shouldn't have waited, as it turned out to be beautiful and although with a few parts was easy to to colour and put together.
I coloured the leaves and flower centres, that I had cut with the digital die cutting machine, while they were still on the cutting mat, that turned out to be so much easier than trying to do each individual piece, as I have done previously. A little tip I saw recently. Then it was glue each part and put them together. I kept the card quite simple with white card and used my lightbox to photograph it.
01 April 2021
I have 2 DT cards today
Whether Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, Scaly, or Insect, there must be a critter featured...
Hi Everyone here I am with my first of 2 DT cards for today, it's for the new challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.
30 March 2021
28 March 2021
As this is a black and white post I thought I would add a little colour and Spring to this post. Here is part of our garden at the moment. We had over 40 Daffodils planted in the border, however they went down not up, so we just have a couple in the corner and in our pots covered with wire as the squirrels were digging them up.